Training & Bursaries

Trainee Programme - Guernsey and Jersey

What we offer

We are accredited by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority to provide Training Contracts enabling would-be lawyers to qualify as solicitors in England and Wales.

We have a structured training programme for all trainees and our paralegals to make sure they have the best understanding of the ever-changing developments in the legal industry.

As a trainee you will be supported by a partner or other senior associates throughout your contract. You will be encouraged to have as much 'hands on' experience as you can and will be given direct client contact as soon as possible. You'll be expected to become involved in business development at an early stage of your training.

Your contract will involve you in placements within at least three different departments and, through our links within the City, the possibility of a secondment to a top flight London law firm.

What we look for

We're looking for bright, confident individuals who work hard, have fun and aren't afraid to share ideas and voice opinions.

Ideally we expect trainees to have obtained a 2:1 degree or the equivalent and to have completed, or be due to complete their Legal Practice Course. Applicants must be able to prove that they are residentially qualified or are able to become residentially qualified.

In addition to the academic side, we expect trainees to display the same qualities as anyone we recruit - a willingness to work hard and be a good team player, display good communication skills and to have a 'can do' attitude. It's also important to display a creative and commercially focused mind.

Our vacancies for our September 2020 Trainee intake have closed.

If you want to flag your interest in our 2021 positions at this stage, please upload your CV to either our Guernsey or Jersey vacancy.

If you have any questions about applying or the scheme in general, please do not hesitate to contact Samantha Foss, HR Advisor.

Please note that we only offer our Trainee Solicitor positions in Guernsey and Jersey.

Let Emma Taylor tell you about Collas Crill and what it's like to be a trainee here.



We offer a number of bursaries to students from both Guernsey and Jersey. If you are a Channel Island resident and thinking of pursuing a career in law, we can assist you with your studies financially as well as provide support and work experience opportunities.

If you wish to apply for a bursary, you aren't limited to taking a law degree. We consider the intention to become a lawyer rather than the degree course being followed. Alternatively, we also support post graduate studies with a law content.

If you would like to be considered for our scheme, you'll need to achieve the following:

  • Two A grades and one B grade at A-Level or higher (or 136 UCAS points)
  • 2:1 classification of degree or above (which you will need to maintain for the duration of your bursary)

If your application is successful, we will issue an offer conditional on you achieving the above results. The bursary award is for the duration of your relevant studies and will be made up of:

  • Financial support in quarterly instalments
  • Preferential consideration for work placements at Collas Crill
  • Careers advice from partners and other lawyers
  • First refusal on up to four weeks' paid work experience per academic year

In addition to our academic requirements, we are looking for students who possess the attributes that embody Collas Crill. Strong communication skills as well as drive are just some of the qualities that we look for.

Click here for our application form.

If you wish to apply for our 2020 bursary scheme, please email a copy of your CV and a completed application form to Samantha Foss, HR Advisor. Our closing date for applications for September 2020 is 31 January 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact Samantha by email or telephone (01481 723848) with any questions.

Articled Clerk - Cayman Islands

What we offer

Our Articles of Clerkship programme that we run in our Cayman Islands office is designed to develop the legal practice and professional skills of those who have aspirations to become a Lawyer. During this eighteen month programme, under the guidance of the training principal, the Articled Clerk will gain both contentious and non-contentious experience across commercial and corporate law, investment funds and dispute resolution whilst also getting exposure to our other departments such as fiduciary and property. They will be supported by Partners and Senior Associates, and will be encouraged to have as much 'hands on' experience and direct client contact as possible.

What we look for

Articled Clerks are the future of the firm. We don’t just choose bright people, we choose people we believe are capable of doing business. The kind of person you are matters, because clients do business with people they respect and like. We look for people who can add value to our firm as they develop. You provide enthusiasm, intellect and character; we provide a professional, supportive and friendly environment to qualify in and develop your legal career.

Candidates will be Caymanian with an excellent academic record, having obtained a 2:1 in their undergraduate degree and passed their PPC or equivalent qualification.

If you have any further questions or require any further information please contact Lucy Le Maitre, HR Manager for the Caribbean.